Be the light in the darkness Holocaust Memorial Day

One Day 

“You did think about yesterday, and tomorrow may not happen, it was only today that you had to cope with and you got through it as best you could.” - Iby Knill, survivor of the Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial day aims are to provide education so that this kind of atrocity will be remembered, understood, and never be repeated.

Holocaust Memorial Day is on the 27 January. It is a date when millions of people all around the world remember the victims of genocide. The date is the day in 1945 when Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps, was liberated. Over 6 million Jews were exterminated by the Nazis but then some studies suggest the true death toll could be as many as 20 million.

Holocaust Memorial Day is not just about remembering the holocaust during the Second World War, it is about remembering all genocides that have taken place, are taking place, and praying for an end to all racial violence.

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2022 is One Day. This theme encourages us to think about how one day can change and form a direction, 

Holocaust Memorial Day is One Day – 27 January – that we put aside to come together to remember, to learn about the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, in the hope that there may be One Day in the future with no genocide. We learn more about the past, we empathise with others today, and we take action for a better future.

Please take the time to watch this inspiring and moving survivors story based on the theme of One Day, facing things as they come, one day at a time: 

As always, when anyone feels affected by any issues raised, please make sure that you speak to a member of student services who will be able to help.

  • Please see your wellbeing team at your relevant centre, where there are counsellors and mentors who can talk to you. 

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